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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open


   7:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast


   8:30 am – 10:00 am

Welcome Address & Opening Plenary Session

Artificial Intelligence and the Modern Utility
Two of Europe’s largest utilities – Enel and Terna – will explore how they have successfully applied AI technologies as a part of their digital transformation, and how EPRI has supported efforts to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies.

Moderator

Neil Wilmshurst
Senior Vice President, Energy System Resources, EPRI

Speakers

Valentina Bosetti
Chairwoman, Terna

Enrico Viale
Head of North America, Enel


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break & AI Technology Showcase


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • B1: AI for Energy Generation & Power Plant Operations
    An in-depth look into emerging and deployed AI technologies that support and enhance energy generation sources from maintenance and operations to safety and reliability.

Session Lead

Jason Hollern
Program Manager, EPRI

Speakers

Steve Seachman
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Steve Panova
Technical Executive, EPRI

Dominic Gallello
Chief Executive Officer, Symphony Industrial AI

Ahmad Al Rashdan
Senior Research and Development Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

Lana El Chaar
Vice President, Center of Excellence, NOMAC


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch


   1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • B2: AI in Nuclear
    This session focuses on nuclear-specific use cases for deploying artificial intelligence technologies such as inspection optimization, applications of natural language processing, etc. and the value received from these efforts

Session Co-Leads

José Ignacio Alútiz
Process Digital Systems Engineering Manager, ANAV

Thiago Seuaciuc-Osorio
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Speakers

Iikka Virkkunen
Co-Founder and Owner, Trueflaw

Stefan Börlin
Automation Engineer, AFRY

François Beaudouin
Engineer, Électricité de France (EDF)

Richard Vilim
Manager, Plant Analysis & Control and Sensors Department, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

  • C2: Quantum Computing and AI
    Quantum computing is one of the key transformational technologies of our day. Learn how quantum computers can accelerate machine learning as these two technical areas collide.

Session Co-Leads

Emma Wong
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Gabriella Carini
Director, Instrumentation Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

Speakers

Jonas Landman
Quantum Algorithms Researcher, QCWare

Michele Mosca
CEO, evolutionQ & Deputy Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Gabriella Carini
Director, Instrumentation Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)


   3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break & AI Technology Showcase


  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • A3: Grand Challenge Session: Environmental Impacts
    Learn how AI/ML technologies are being deployed across the energy industry in interesting and unique ways to minimize harmful impacts on the earth and our environment.

Session Lead

Kyri Baker
Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado

Speakers

Marcus Voss
Intelligence Architect and AI Expert, Birds on Mars

Utkarsha Agwan
EECS Ph.D Candidate, University of California at Berkeley

Lucien Werner
Graduate Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology

Jose Eduardo Cordova Garcia
Professor, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

Deval Pandya
Director of AI Engineering, Vector Institute

  • C3: Next-Generation Workforce: The Digital Worker
    As utilities transition, so will their workforce. Join this session to be "electrified" about the new technologies coming to an electric utility near you to boost worker productivity.

Moderators

Mike Ruszkowski
Senior Program Manager, EPRI

Speakers

Lea Boche
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI

Dr. Peter Deeskow
Head of Product Development, STEAG

Ajay Logesh Rajendran
Research Engineer, STEAG


   5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
   7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open


   7:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast


   8:30 am – 10:00 am

Plenary Session

Data-Driven Innovation
Join this plenary session to learn from key industry executives about data-driven innovations in their organizations and across the energy industry as well as other industries undergoing digital transformations.

Session Lead

Heather Feldman
Director, Nuclear Innovation, EPRI

Speakers

Bryan Catanzaro
Vice President, Applied Deep Learning Research, NVIDIA

Jeremy Fisher
Chief Information Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break & AI Technology Showcase


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • A4: Grand Challenge Session: Intelligent and Autonomous Power Plants
    Learn about key innovations driving the energy industry towards intelligent plant operations that streamline operations and help to more quickly identify issues and adapt to changes to improve safety and economics.

Session Lead

Steve Seachman
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Speakers

Richard Vilim
Manager, Plant Analysis & Control and Sensors Department, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

Lea Boche
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI

Chris Perullo
Director of Engineering, Turbine Logic

Alberto Traverso
Professor, Energy Systems for Mechanical Engineering, University of Genoa

Daniele Stein
Senior Innovation Analyst, Enel

  • B4: Decarbonization
    Decarbonization is a key topic facing the world today - not just energy. Learn from key thought leaders in this critically important session on industrywide decarbonization efforts.

Session Lead

Joe Stekli
Program Manager, EPRI

Speakers

Hannah Grene
Worldwide Power & Utilities Leader, Microsoft

Farnaz Amin
WW Head Business Development, Carbon Free Grid (AWS Energy & Utilities)

Davide Coppola
Head of Space Application Initiatives, European Space Agency

  • C4: Industry Use Cases: Image Processing and Computer Vision
    In this technology-focused session, learn about a number of applications for ML-based image processing and computer vision applications that span the energy industry.

Session Lead

Thiago Seuaciuc-Osorio
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Speakers

Michael Segala
Chief Executive Officer, SFL Scientific

Jan Blažek
Senior Researcher, CVREZ

Brenden Mervin
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch


   1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • B5: AI for Climate Resilience
    Following onto the Five Grand Challenges EPRI released last year, this session dives deeper into additional areas where EPRI, utilities, and others are working together to solve climate and resiliency challenges and how you can get involved.

Moderator

Liang Min
Managing Director of the Bits & Watts Initiative, Stanford University

Speakers

Federico Falorni
Senior Engineer, Grid Resilience, Terna

Ram Rajagopal
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

  • C5: Industry Use Cases: Applications of Natural Language Processing
    NLP is one of the exciting technologies getting a lot of attention today. Learn about concrete use cases for energy-related applications and separate the hype from reality in this application-focused session.

Session Lead

Kelly Rose
Technical Director, Science-Based AI/ML Institute, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Speakers

Felix Kåhrström’s
Data Engineering Consultant, AFRY

Jerrold Vincent & Bradley Fox
Co-Founders, Nuclearn

Anuhadra Bhamidipaty
Senior Technical Staff Member & Manager, IBM AI Research


   3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break & AI Technology Showcase


  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • A6: Data Science Challenges for the Electric Power Industry
    Data science competitions have become an increasingly common way for organizations to utilize the vast data science talent pool to solve problems in new and innovative ways. Learn from experts about how data science competitions work and about current and upcoming competitions.

Session Lead

Adrian Kelly
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Speakers

Peter Bull
Co-Founder and Principal Data Scientist, DrivenData

Dexter Lewis
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Nicolas Bonnerot
Project Director, Artificial Intelligence, RTE

  • B6: Digital Twins for the Electric Power Industry
    Digital Twins have gotten a lot of attention recently. This session will help to identify several ongoing projects utilizing digital twins to help ground understanding of the technology and practical applications.

Session Lead

Lea Boche
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI

Speakers

Alexander Maltsev
Senior Software Developer, STEAG Energy Services GmbH

Jérémie Bougé
Global Strategic Business Development for Digital Services, Siemens

Chris Perullo
Director of Engineering, Turbinelogic

  • C6: AI-4-Energy: Lightning Talks
    Join this hard-hitting session for rapid-fire talks on AI applications that span the energy industry.

Session Lead

Jeremy Renshaw
Senior Program Manager, EPRI

Speakers

Matias Melero
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jonathan Nistor
Chief Science Officer, Blue Wave AI Labs

James Tusar
Senior Manager, BWR Design & Methods, Constellation

Aram Shumavon
Chief Executive Officer, Kevala

Rafael Eduardo Carrillo Rangel
Digital Energy Solutions Expert, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)

Yingchen Zhang
Vice President of Product Solutions, Utilidata

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
   7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Conference Registration Open


   7:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast


   8:30 am – 10:00 am

Closing Plenary Session

Developing Value through Digital Transformation and Data Science
Artificial intelligence is just one of several transformative technologies utilities are adopting today as part of their digital transformation efforts. This session will focus on the bigger picture of digital transformation at utilities and around the world.

Moderator

Jeremy Renshaw
Senior Program Manager, EPRI

Speakers

Peter Struckmann
Executive Vice President and COO Digital Evolution, Uniper

Raiford Smith
Director of Product, Tapestry, Google X


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • A7: Industry Use Cases: AI for the Grid
    The energy grid is at the heart of the energy transition. Often referred to as the most complex system/machine on earth, it is ripe with use cases for obtaining value from the implementation of AI/ML technologies. Join this important session duo to learn more about what is being (and could be) done for grid-related use cases.

Session Lead

Anne-Lise Laurain
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI

Speakers

Rachel Berryman
Deputy Head of AI Center of Excellence, Elia

Maxime Hanot
Senior Energy Analytics Consultant, N-SIDE

Kaan Duman
Head of ML Engineering, Noteworthy.ai

Maite Gonzalez
Distribution System Innovation, UFD

Douglas Coene
Chief Customer Officer, eSmarts System

  • B7: Renewables + AI
    Renewables are a critical piece of the energy mix. This session will cover ways that AI/ML techniques can optimize the use of renewable energy to maximize usage and minimize costs and downtime.

Session Co-Leads

Raja Pulikollu
Center Director, Computational Science Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Ray Grout
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Speakers

Charles Tripp
Senior Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Arina Anisie
Renewable Energy Innovation Analyst, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Elena Haddad
Deployment Strategist, Palantir

Daniel Palmer
Senior Business Development Manager, Upstream Tech


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch


Summit Concludes

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